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Braille and Talking Book Library is partnering with for an Older Americans/55+ Pilot using the Bookshare service with Amazon smart speakers (i.e., Alexa/Echo). is an electronic braille and synthetic speech audio book download service. The FREE Older Americans/55+ Bookshare Smart Speaker Pilot will kick off in the summer of 2022, so if you fit the 55 and over age bracket, are a Bookshare user or are interested in becoming one, and would like to provide feedback on using Bookshare with an Alexa-enabled smart speaker, please contact BTBL. For the 55+ Pilot, a portion of participants will be eligible for 50 free smart speakers furnished by Bookshare, first come first served. For more information about the 55+ Pilot, visit

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